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How far from L.A.: 1 hour, 45 minutes
Where to stay: has color-coded rooms decorated with antique leather and wooden chairs mixed with bright pop-art adornments. Take advantage of free daily yoga in a ground floor hotel room turned yoga studio, free bicycle rentals to cruise to downtown's Palm Canyon Drive (about a 10-minute ride away), a pool with a live DJ on the weekends and on-site biker-themed tapas bar Tinto.
Where to eat: Get brunch at 's sleek, ultra-mod diner that offers breakfast all day, shakes made from locally-grown dates and an entire menu of Bloody Marys in varying degrees of spiciness. Get stiff drinks while taking in live jazz music at old-timey restaurant and piano bar , which feels like a 1960s throwback right down to the crowd it draws.
What to do: In between riding bikes and laying out by the pool, get 1960s nostalgic with a visit to Frank Sinatra's grave at in nearby Cathedral City or take a trip to Elvis' , a guided tour of a mid-century modern home led by Elvis and Priscilla Presley impersonators. - Jennifer Swann

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How far from L.A.: A solid two hours, the second of which is spent gaining altitude on a windy road.
Where to stay: The , where even the most modest rooms come with a private balcony. Each morning, the staff leaves a lovely little picnic basket full of scones, jam and fruit outside your door.
Where to eat: The Lumber Mill Bar and Grill has burgers you'll be reminiscing about for weeks. There's often live music there too. You can also find great wine and nibbles, and a more romantic vibe, at .
What to do: Hike the Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail, which is long enough to satisfy the outdoorsy one, but flat enough that the less adventurous one won't complain. - Ali Trachta


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